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University of Nottingham

Architecture and Environmental Design

UCAS Code: K230

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including one of Mathematics or Physics, plus preferably one of Art, Chemistry or Design & Technology. Excluding General Studies. A Pass is required in the practical element of Chemistry, Physics and Biology if taken.

All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

including Mathematics or Physics and preferably an art-based subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 in Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level and preferably an art-based subject at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in an Engineering or Art & Design subject. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A Level grade A, including Mathematics or Physics. All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in an Engineering or Art & Design subject. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A Level grades AA, including Mathematics or Physics. All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in an Engineering or Art & Design subject, module requirements apply. All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

including Mathematics or a numerate Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and preferably Art or Design & Technology. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Higher grades AAABB.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA, including Mathematics or a numerate Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and preferably Art or Design & Technology.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with A Level grades AA, including Mathematics or Physics and preferably an art-based subject.

UCAS Tariff

112-153

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89%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architecture

Taught full-time over four years this degree is the first stage in your architectural education. Gain the specialist knowledge and skills required to actively shape the environment that keeps building occupants comfortable. You will be in the enviable position of being able to generate high-quality architecture that exhibits a truly holistic response to climate and the needs of the building occupants. You will be part of the vibrant studio culture which sees students from different programmes mix within studio units. You will have the opportunity to submit your work to international competitions such as CIBSE Young Engineer Award and the Royal Academy British Institution Award for Students’ Work.

Modules

In year one you will develop key design skills and techniques as well as looking at fundamental ideas and concepts relating to environmental design, construction, structural design, and architectural theory. You will also learn important mathematical tools that support the design of environmentally responsible building systems. The second year explores the concepts behind the active and passive systems used to provide healthy, comfortable conditions for building occupants and includes modules such as: electricity and the built environment, tectonics, architectural humanities and environmental sciences. In year three you will progress to advanced environmental design techniques and complete a major studio project, designing a complex building. Your fourth year will develop your ability to tackle complex building briefs and your independent research skills.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,620
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

70%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
7%
Other elementary services occupations
5%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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